News Updates

  • Summer 2020 Education Program Update

    FSHD is continuing to deliver services and keep the children who attend the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center on the track to success, despite the switch to remote learning that will likely continue into the 2020-2021 school year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Experts are deeply concerned the shift to remote learning will widen persistent achievement disparities across income levels and between white students and students of Black and Latino heritage. Studies show that four out of 10 low-income children only accessed remote learning once a week. Our staff worked hard to ensure this didn’t happen.

    Published on August 11th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Creating a Virtual Safe Space for Our Kids

    The staff at Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center has been grappling with how to best support our children through the COVID-19 pandemic and the burgeoning 21st Century Civil Rights movement. Too often, we adults underestimate the impact of these challenging times on our youngest citizens. Students are being bombarded with news and information from TV and social media about serious topics including illness, social justice, and racism, yet they may be unable to process it all.

    Published on August 5th, 2020 in Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center | Read more »

  • Grants Will Fund Senior Telehealth Program

    Fair Share Support Services, the award-winning nonprofit social services arm of Fair Share Housing Development, has won three grants totaling $33,000 to pioneer a telehealth wellness program at our senior high-rise housing project in Camden. FSSS will use these grant funds to purchase senior-friendly computer tablets and provide technical training so our elderly and disabled residents living in our Northgate II high-rise development in Camden are able to remotely access their healthcare providers.

    Published on July 31st, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Jesuit Volunteers End Year of Service Working Remotely

    The year was very challenging for Jesuit Volunteers Scott Henderson and Kaitlyn DeVeydt, who had to end their 2019-2020 year of service remotely. “Working from home, particularly during a pandemic was not easy, but routine, list-making, and the smiling faces of MDOC staff and students (mostly virtual), has made the time both productive and rewarding,” said Kaitlyn DeVeydt. Scott is heading off to medical school, while Kaitlyn has accepted an opportunity to stay on at the Education Center as a full-time member of the team. We are so excited for both of these mission-driven young adults!

    Published on July 30th, 2020 in Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center | Read more »

  • Everyday Heroes Shine Bright at Northgate II in Camden

    At Fair Share Housing, we like to call Northgate II an oasis of safety and stability in a city that has long struggled with intergenerational poverty and violent crime. Even in the midst of a deadly pandemic that threatens their own lives, our committed staff and kind-hearted volunteers continue to offer compassionate care to hundreds of seniors, disabled folks and low-income families who call Northgate II home.

    Published on May 19th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »